Migraines treatment may vary from person to person. It is highly recommended that the migraine sufferer finds which of the available treatment suit them best. Although migraines generally go down as a person ages, help is still very much needed especially when migraine episodes can last for as long as three consecutive days and may greatly weakened the person.
There are four generic approaches for migraines treatment. The first one is trigger prevention. Some of the known migraine triggers are physical and emotional stress. Some foods like chocolates, processed foods like hot dogs and fast food products such as those that contain MSG may also set off migraines. Alcohol and caffeine are also considered as migraine culprits. Medicines may be taken to minimize the effects of these triggers such as antihistamines and beta-blockers. Breathing exercises and relaxation techniques are also helpful against stress.
The second approach for migraines treatment is pain management. This is also called abortive method. Some may opt to use non-traditional or holistic methods such as acupuncture to manage or remove pain while some may choose to take pills such as aspirins and acetaminophen. This approach is usually used when trigger-prevention method fails. It is important to know that preventive drugs should not be used at the same time with abortive drugs and vice versa. Abortive drugs will not prevent migraines from taking place.
Symptoms prevention is the third method for migraines treatment. Related migraine symptoms include nausea or vomiting and blurriness. The person may inhale eucalypti-related odors or menthol-smelling devices to calm the stomach. Blurriness may not be removed by eye drops but may be reduced in interval through application of either hot or cold eye patches. Sufficient magnesium intake will also decrease the likelihood of migraines. Magnesium is a mineral that helps blood arteries from dilating and thus prevails the likelihood of blood upsurge into the brain.
The fourth method for migraines treatment is called general migraine management. This involves acute treatment when all of the above approaches failed. Daily medications may be necessary to reduce the incidence and intensity of migraines.
These migraine treatments may be well used as self-induced efforts to lessen migraines. However, doctor's help is still necessary to ensure that the person is on the right track and does not make the body resistant to lower dosages of self-medication. When the body has become resistant to medications due to regular intakes, the person may need to take higher dosages and may risk other complications.
The person should also be aware of other health conditions such as kidney and liver problems. Some migraine treatment approaches may need to be customized so as not to mention added concerns bought by other existing illnesses.
It is also helpful to write down which migraine treatment is resistant to in managing migraines. Include also information such as date and time of migraine events. Data gathering will enable the person to validate if the treatment is effective or not. Jumping from one method to another without basis and sufficient information would create an impression of ineffectiveness and the treatment methods may lose credibility.